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ciancia concealed in a bag. >> "he then approached tsa officer gerardo hernandez here who was standing there where those flowers are -- this is a prescreening area and shot him point blank, multiple times in the chest. he then got on this escalator." >> "the defendant is to then alleged to have begun walking away from the wounded tsa officer, going up escalator and then coming back down that escalator, to return and shoot the wounded officer again." >> reporter: "at the top of the escalator is the security checkpoint. at some point, he wounded two additional t-s-a officers and one passenger. this is the other side of the security checkpoint from here the gunman made his way deep into terminal 3. cell phone video captured the chaos as he neared the passenger gates." >> "people were running and getting knocked down. there was luggage everywhere. mayhem is the best way to describe it." >> reporter: we're speeding up this video so you can see his path as he wound through the terminal making his way to the gate area. ciancia had five loaded magazines a host of unspent ammo enough, says the
gerardo hernandez appeared at the airport to remember the first t.s.a. officer ever killed in the line of duty. in los angeles, carter evans begins our coverage. >> reporter: moments ago, federal authorities announced the man who opened fire on t.s.a. officers at l.a. international airport carried with him multiple assault weapon magazines and a message. >> in the note that was handwritten that we found from the defendant that was signed by the defendant, we found a statement where he made a conscious decision to kill multiple t.s.a. employees. >> reporter: late this afternoon, the widow of it, say officer gerardo hernandez spoke about her husband, the first officer in the agency's history to die in the line of duty. >> we are all heartbroken and will miss him dearly. >> reporter: at lax, more than 24 hours after gunfire disrupted thousands of flights, many passengers remain stranded, their belongings still inside the terminal they were fleeing from. >> i just want to go home to hug my wife. >> reporter: paul harris was trying to get home to missouri. >> all my stuff was on the conveyo
rifle and shot gerardo i. hernandez at pointblank range. witnesses say sooens -- sooens walk said away -- paul ciancia walked away only to return and shot gerardo i. hernandez again. he left a note saying he was targeting security screeners. brian rooney has more from lax. >> we learnt a few more details. there is surveillance video of the internet - although it has not been released publicly. the fbi made a call for general video that people may have made inside the terminal. in the meantime paul ciancia faces charges that could bring him the death penalty. >> the suspect paul ciancia is unresponsive and unable to talk according to the federal bureau of investigation. he was wounded in the face by police officers at the end of the gun battle inside lax terminal 3. a note inside paul ciancia bag gave insight into his frame of mind. >> he made a conscious decision to call multiple t.s.a. employees. he addressed them at one point in the letter and stated he want to "instill fear into their traitorous minds." >> the federal bureau of investigation says paul ciancia shot t.s.a. agent gerar
into their traitorous minds." the fbi says paul ciancia shot t.s.a. agent gerardo i. hernandez at the screening checkpoint. went up the elevator, came down and shot gerardo i. hernandez again. his widow spoke to reporters. >> he was a wonderful husband, father, brother, son and friend. he would have been 40 next week. i am truly devastated, and we are all heartbroken and will miss him dearly. >> the federal criminal complaint says paul ciancia used a smith&wesson assault rifle and wounded two police officers and a civilion. the federal bureau of investigation says it will build a full profile of paul ciancia, and what brought him to this point. the 23-year-old was raised in this new jersey house and lived in los angeles 18 months. unanswered are questions about where he got the gun, why he targeted t.s.a. officers and whether he was mentally stable. >> there's a host of video we are going through, we are examining that. there's a tremendous amount of evidence we are kimming. >> if convicted -- we are going through. >> if convicted paul ciancia faces the death penalty. >> not everyone is on boar
entrance where investigators say 23-year-old paul ciancia gunned down tsa agent gerardo hernandez. passenger scott greene watched it happened. >> he had the gun down like this, so i imagine the person that he shot was on the ground already, and he shot twice. >> reporter: billy bey spotted the gunman as he made his way towards the gates. >> i thought he was just a random passenger. very calm, but then as he got closer and turned a bit i saw, you know, the assault rifle strapped on his shoulder and that's when i just high tailed it and ran. >> reporter: so you were surprised. >> that he made it all the way to the gates. >> reporter: that no one stopped him. >> that he wasn't stopped by then, yeah litt. >> reporter: lax police chief says he recently moved armed officers from behind the check point to a more visible location in front. >> are they going to be in the exact same moment, exactly when i want them, when i would hoped they would be, no, it didn't happen in this particular case. >> reporter: officers did swarm the airport after the shooting but witnesses wonder why they were
of investigation says paul ciancia shot gerardo i. hernandez at the screening checkpoint, went up the elevator, came down and shot gerardo i. hernandez again, killing hip. his widow spoke to reporters. >> he was a wonderful husband, father, son and friend. he would have been 40 next week. i am truly devastated. we are all heartbroken and will miss him dearly. >> the federal criminal complaints says paul ciancia used a smith and weeson assault rifle, carried five hay capacity magazines and wounded three police officers. >> the federal bureau of investigation will build a full profile of sooeps , and what -- paul ciancia, and what brought hill to this point. he was raised in this house and lived in los angeles 18 months. unanswered are questions of where he got the gun, why he targeted officers and whether he as mentally stable. >> there's a host of surveillance video that we are going through. there's a tremendous amount of evidence in the case that we are examining that will take time. >> if connected paul ciancia faces life in prison or the death penalty. . >>> meanwhile t.s.a. agent gerardo
officer gerardo hernandez. investigators say ciancia then shot two more tsa agents and high school teacher brian ledmere. once he was past security, police say he made his way past this long corridor. according to some reports, he went up to witnesses and said tsa. they shook their head no. the suspect kept going. >> reporter: 60 seconds later, police cornered ciancia at the end of the terminal. a firefight ensued. shot multiple times, the suspect's weapon was recovered right here. he was taken into custody. then to the hospital. >> reporter: that tsa agent has blood on his hands. >> reporter: the officers tony grigsby shot in the foot and james spear shot in the shoulder were rushed to the emergency room. the first man injured, geraldo hernandez, did not survive. >> he was a joyful person, always smiling. he took pride in his duty for the american public. >> reporter: ana hernandez married her husband 15 years ago on valentine's day. she was supposed to celebrate his 40th birthday this week. she will instead bury the father of two. >> i am truly devastated. we are all heart broken and wil
firing. he first shot t.s.a. officer gerardo hernandez who was checking documents and boarding passes at the bottom of the escalator leading to the t.s.a. checkpoint. a law enforcement source told cbs news after shooting hernandez, ciancia headed toward the escalator but saw hernandez was still moving so he doubled back and shot him again, killing him. at the top of the escalator, ciancia arrived at the t.s.a. checkpoint and entered the area behind security by taking the exit lane reserved for deplaning passengers. he then headed straight down the concourse. sources say he appeared to be hunting t.s.a. officers as he fired away. witness statements and a review of airport security video also indicates to investigators that t.s.a. employees were the gunman's only intended targets. police believe other passengers who were wounded either by gunfire or trying to escape were struck by rounds that ciancia fired at the t.s.a. officered but missed. >> pelley: john, some police departments put armed officers at the checkpoints. the t.s.a. officers aren't armed. why were there no armed l.a.p.d.
ciancia went up the elevators, came down, shot gerardo i. hernandez again, killing him. >> he was a wonderful husband, brother, son and friend. he would have been 40 next week. i am truly devastated. we are all heartbroken, and will miss him dearly. >> the federal criminal complaint says paul ciancia used a smith and wesson assault rifle, carried five heavy capacity magazines, and wounded two police officers and a civilian in addition to killing gerardo i. hernandez. the federal bureau of investigation will build a profile of paul ciancia, and what brought him to this point. the 23-year-old was raised in this new jersey house and lived in los angeles about 18 months. unanswered - where he got the gun, why he targeted t.s.a. officers and whether he was mentally stable. >> there's a host of video we are going through. we are examining that. there's a tremendous amount of evidence in the case that we are examining. that will take time. >> if convicted paul ciancia faces the possibility of the death penalty. >> and what is next for the fbi in their investigation? >> they'll be goi
gerardo hernandez, the father of two, found himself in the line of fire, read a brief statement to reporters outside their home. >> i am truly devastated. we are all heartbroken and we'll miss him dearly. >> reporter: this morning, the iconic pillars of light, the symbol of l.a.x., 100 feet tall, are lit tsa blue in honor of the slain tsa man. as of this morning, all airlines, all terminals for the first time are back to normal operations. but as you can imagine for the many who work here and the thousands passes through, it's not easy to shake this. bianna? >> so many people still rattled by that event. david, all right, thanks to you. >>> while the suspect's motive remains a mystery this morning, we're learning more about the people who knew him, there are warning signs who could hold clues as to why he went on the shooting spree targeting tsa workers. abc's gio benitez has been covering the story. good morning. >> reporter: some of his classmates said that he was bullied. and that nobody really knew him. he was a so-called loaner and really, his life was a secret. this mornin
of gerardo hernandez, father of two -- in the line of fire, read a brief statement to reporters outside of their home. >> i'm truly devastated. we are all heart broken and will miss him dearly. >> those iconic pillars of light, the symbols of l.a.x., are lit tsa blue in his honor. things are now back to normal here at terminal three, ciancia is in a hospital bed a few miles away said to be unresponsive after a gunshot wound to the head. if he remains consciousness, he will face criminal charges that could carry the death penalty. david wright, abc news, l.a.x. >> so hard to wrap your mind around this, he clearly had strong anti-government views, dressed in military fatigues. had a handwritten note. talked about wanting to kill tsa and pigs and said in the note the tsa violated his rights with searches. >> we are learning so much more about him and his background. he apparently sent a text message to his little brother who lives in new jersey saying he was thinking of suicide. this is how the whole thing got kick-started. the brother reached out to authorities in the l.a. area. the autho
worker gerardo hernandez died as a result of multiple gunshot wounds. he's the first tsa official to die in the line of duty since the agency was created in 2001. >> and in the frantic moments after gerardo hernandez was shot and killed, airport police reacted very quickly. they were 60 seconds behind ciancia, but could that reaction time have been quicker? could armed tsa agents have prevented something as horrendous as what played out at terminal three on friday. eric holder said this morning they will need to reassess after the investigation is complete. >> the investigation obviously under way, and part of that investigation will be a review of the security measures that were in place. not only at l.a.x. but i think a review of the security arrangements that exist in other airports as well. the function of the tsa is to insure that people can board planes safely. take flights safely. the responsibility for protecting airport security is not a ts ark function, but something i think we need to certainly examine, given what happened in los angeles. >> let's get the perspective here. let
to honor gerardo hernandez. >> he is the first tsa officer killed in the 12 year history. they are wearing black bands over their badges in his memory. >>> they will review the policy on officer is shootings in the wake of the shooting. tsa agents are the first line of queens and said he will do everything possible to make sure something like this does not happen again. he did not it say whether or not he warrants agents to start carrying weapons. >> the lock down the lax stranded a marine who was trying to make it to his daughter's wedding. >> this is the first time the two met each other in person. >> whether or not he made it. >> tense moments last night. they reported a jet blew flight and rae moved a passenger after another passenger told the flight crew that he was plaquing threatening comments. >> they won't tell us what they were. but he showed signs of intoxication. >> a check of the aircraft turned up nothing. >>> happening now the start of the new york marathon. it is broken into divisions. >> it is 25 minutes ago. >> 40,000 runners will be going through the city's five boroughs
is under armed guard at a los angeles hospital. he is facing hurt chars for the death of tsa agent. gerardo hernandez, a father of two. the only tsa officer ever killed in the line of duty. the terrifying moments were caught on video by a photographer with "tmz." you can see passengers running for their lives. we'll speak to an eyewitness. first we go to adam housley live at los angeles international airport with more. adam? >> reporter: that agent hernandez is being remembered here as someone nice, always smiled, a father, a husband. here in los angeles it has been quite a few days as you might imagine. people here are very upset about what happened. a lot of coworkers here whether they knew him or not feeling for him and his family. they already have a couple of memorials. as you come into lax if you have not been here before, there are a couple of pillars they have, four or five out front a art project that sets off the airport and they change colors. in honor of him they were illuminated blue over the weekend. inside the terminal they have a makeshift memorial put up there with flowers
-old hernz r the first -- gerardo i. hernandez, the first tsa agent to die undertaining k his duty. >> he was a great guy, he was proud of his son that played football, how big his son was, and his daughter. >> the man police say was the shooter, 23-year-old paul ciancia from pennsville new jersey is in critical continue in a los angeles hospital. a law enforcement official saying paul ciancia had a note in his bag saying he wanted to kill tsa employees. >> his family called police in los angeles looking for help after receiving a message from their son saying he was going to hurt himself. >> we followed up doing a wellbeing check. he was not home. lapd advised me they'd contact us as soon as they made contact to alert the family that he was okay. i discovered from the ap that paul was the suspect. >> jonathan, we expect to hear from the federal bureau of investigation in less than an hour. they've been sparing with details over the last 24 hours. we don't know what they'll say. obviously they are investigating the background of the shooter and why this happened. >> do we have any idea of
as much mention is the man who was killed yesterday, the transportation security officer, gerardo i. hernandez, and his wife spoke. really, she was rather elegant and composed when she talked about her husband. >> he was a wonderful husband, father, brother, son and friend. he would have been 40 next week. i am truly devastated. we are all heartbroken and will miss him dealer. thank you very much. >> really sad to hear something like that. so the fbi says that they are going to build a full profile of paul ciancia to see exactly what did drive him to do this. he's lived in los angeles about a year and a half, originally from pennsville new jersey. nobody yet has said that there was any signal that he was going to do this or it would happen. >> what happens next in the fbi's investigation? >> they'll go over - you know, where he lives, talking to his friends, his family, electronic communications, where he got the gun, how he got to the airport. we are told he was dropped off. probably the fbi knows who dropped him off. everything from a to b they will go over, including every shell
. this is the tsa screening area. he continued to shoot, according to a witness. tsa officer gerardo hernandez .as shot from the point where he enters into the point where he gets to that mind, we are asking about overall airport security. do you think things are situated as far as having tsa their? make your thoughts known. dallas, texas is up next, here is ralph. you are on go ahead. i was watching everything, the television, when this was unfolding. do believe the airport security needs to be trained a little bit more. i do believe some of them need to be certified to carry notarms so the stuff does happen again. they mayad been armed have prevented this from the gentleman getting to the food cart area. i will take my answer off air. host: before you leave, do you think more security needs to be done before you get to the point when you walk into the tsa line, as the previous caller put it to? more security might be -- the problem is not more. itthey are not well-trained does not matter how many you have. somebody will do this again. host: do you think about the stuff when you go to fly at the
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